Kelsey Grammer’s reboot of Frasier, an American television sitcom that broadcasted on NBC for 11 seasons from 1993 to 2004, is upon us. The new reboot is scheduled to premiere today, October 12, with an international premiere scheduled for tomorrow. Yet, a Frasier remake of the show’s most meta episode, “My Coffee with Niles,” has been released one day prior, and it’s pretty awesome.
A short brings the beloved Frasier episode, “My Coffee with Niles,” to the world of animation just before the premiere of Kelsey Grammer’s Frasier reboot.
Led by artist and filmmaker Jacob Reed, Our Frasier Remake brought together a group of talented individuals, comprised of artists, illustrators, and filmmakers, to remake the Frasier Season 1 finale, titled “My Coffee with Niles.”
The talent involved shared their respective interpretation of their designated scenes, making the released video an absolute feast in every conceivable sense. Considering that it simply remakes the previously released episode of the show, it already features a rock-solid narrative that’s potentially better than the reboot.
Our Frasier Remake already features a rock-solid narrative, considering that it stems from the critically acclaimed original series. “My Coffee with Niles” takes place exclusively in Café Nervosa (a play on words for “nervous”) and centers on the conversation between Frasier and his brother Niles.
Our Frasier Remake is obviously a labor born of love from people who genuinely adore the original show
The whole conversation is kickstarted when Niles asks Frasier whether he’s happy, to which the eponymous hero can’t actually provide a clear answer, considering all the small issues he suffered since moving back to Seattle.
We won’t spoil the whole episode for you, but one thing is evident. Our Frasier Remake is obviously a labor born of love from people who genuinely adore the original show, which featured incredibly thorough storytelling—something that Grammer is very well aware of.
The exec-producer and star of the Grammer-led reboot has promised to make a reboot deserving of the original. So far, the premise seems promising; bringing Frasier back to Boston also brings the character full circle while also providing a justified reason as to why the cast is missing so many characters, including David Hyde Pierce’s Niles.
Frasier is one of the most critically acclaimed comedy series of all time and one of the most successful spin-off series in television history.
For those that aren’t familiar with the reboot, Kelsey Grammer’s project spent years in development, and it was plagued by slow and delayed production. Yet, it’s complete now, and the reboot will see Frasier (the titular character) return to his old stomping grounds during his days in Cheers—a television show from which Frasier spun off.
However, he has a rather clear-cut goal in the upcoming reboot, and that’s to fix the fractured bond with his son Freddy. While the premise sounds intriguing, it’s best to wait for the entire season to broadcast before we pass judgment.
Broadcasting from 1993 to 2004 for 11 seasons, Frasier is one of the most critically acclaimed comedy series of all time and one of the most successful spin-off series in television history, with both critics and commentators holding the show in very high regard. In fact, in 2017, 13 years after the show had ended, Frasier got a second life at Netflix, when it was described as the streaming service’s most soothing offering. Hopefully, the reboot fares the same on Paramount+.